Freestyle Meditation: Finding Your Own Way
Steven Leonard is a meditation enthusiast, yoga guide, Kripalu faculty member, musician, athlete, and writer. He holds a degree in exercise physiology and is the author of Throughout Infinity, an original book of poems. The…
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For all levels.
Experience meditation in a style of openness and freedom. Forget all your old ideas of what you should or shouldn’t do while you meditate, and recall a more expansive and joyful way of being. The accumulated knowledge of right and wrong drops away, and what remains is a deep trust in the natural flow of life.
This retreat includes
- Early-morning meditation
- Silent walks in nature
- Meditation to live music
- Juicy group discussions.
Reawaken to the simplicity and brilliance within you and around you. Leave behind your stories of the past and revel in each moment of sitting, walking, listening, and being. Who knows what might happen? Come and see.
Recommended reading Stephen Mitchell, Tao Te Ching (Harper Perennial); Lorin Roche, The Radiance Sutras (Syzygy Creations); Osho, Meditation (St. Martin’s Griffin); Paul Reps, Zen Flesh, Zen Bones (Tuttle Publishing).
Note Bring walking shoes, sunscreen, bug spray, appropriate clothing for outdoors, and anything else you might need to enjoy the beautiful Kripalu grounds.
- room & meals pricing
9:00 am–5:00 pm, Monday–Friday
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Choice of Accommodations
Rates below reflect total housing costs for all program nights.
The dorms allow for 5–22 people per room, and offer simple bunk beds and nearby hall bathrooms.
- Standard Rooms
- $256 and up
These spare and peaceful rooms measure 8' x 12' and include a double or queen-size bed or platform twin beds.
- Standard Plus Rooms
- $392 and up
These quiet rooms are perfect for those who want a real retreat, and include simple décor, a double or queen-size bed, or twin beds.Learn More